By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager
Eileen Foti is a woman of many talents.
She is a brilliant artist, illustrator, photographer, as well as a wife, mother, grandmother, and Associate for the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York. She is a highly decorated author.
Eileen, who frequently volunteers at the Motherhouse, recently published a new children’s book, Bunny and the Rainbow.
When asked about the inspiration behind her new book, Eileen shared, “I wanted children to know the colors of the rainbow, and I decided to write a book about it.”
Eileen, who has authored 12 books, went on to add, “I’ve always enjoyed writing, and I had three children of my own. I used to read stories to them all the time. So, I decided that I would write some of the books myself and the one thing led to another, and I eventually started writing mysteries.”
Along with promoting her newest published book, Eileen is working on two other books; illustrating a children’s book and writing a new mystery novel.
While Eileen enjoys writing mystery novels, it is the children’s book that she feels is most impactful.
“Books are very important because when a child has a book in their hand, they can actually sit down quietly and be away from the world for a while. They can also really enjoy the pictures or the story, not have to worry about commercials and other things that are coming into view,” she explained. “I really think it’s a good idea for children to read. The better they read, the more they can accomplish, so reading is essential for children.”